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Leading not Lagging – Recruitment and Career Advancement for Trans and Gender Diverse People
March 31 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Pride in Diversity’s Sapphire Initiative is pleased to be handing the stage over to trans and gender diverse leaders and allies on Trans Day of Visibility with this free online event on Wednesday 31st March, 5:30pm – 7pm:
Leading Not Lagging
Recruitment and Career Advancement for Trans and Gender Diverse People
Research shows that diversity provides for more successful organisations, greater creativity and innovation, and higher profitability. Organisations that lead the way with diversity will reap the rewards, those that lag will not.
Very little research has been conducted into the experiences of Trans and Gender Diverse (TGD) people with respect to recruiting and career advancement, but what research there is shows the following
• TGD applicants are one fifth as likely to be hired for the same position as cisgender applicants even when they are more qualified and better experienced*.
• TGD applicants and people of diverse sexuality and gender, are more often highly qualified than their cisgender peers, despite significant challenges around supporting themselves through education, often without family or other support*.
• 30 percent of respondents in one survey reported being fired, denied a promotion or experiencing some form of mistreatment at work due to their gender identity or expression*. In another survey, an overwhelming 90% of respondents reported experiencing harassment or mistreatment in the workplace*.
This panel discussion will provide you with the opportunity to learn about the experiences of trans and gender diverse job seekers, hear from recruitment experts on why the current system is broken and how it disadvantages TGD folks.
Learn what you can do to make a real difference.
* references can be provided on request